5 Mix and Match Pieces to Create a Versatile Wardrobe for Less – All Under $40!

5 Mix and Match Pieces to Create a Versatile Wardrobe

Huge thanks to Kohl’s and Collective Voice for sponsoring this post

Having a mix-and-match wardrobe is incredibly helpful, as it allows you to create more outfits without having to spend a lot of money on lots of clothes. I know you all strive to be smart with your purchases, so today I’m partnering with Kohl’s and Collective Voice to share 5 mix-and-match pieces to create a versatile wardrobe for less!

Kohl’s is SUCH a great store to shop at to find really good pieces at really amazing prices. You can create a stylish, versatile wardrobe and save HUGE. Kohl’s carries clothes for all your needs, including activewear, casual wear, workwear, and special occasions. And, you can find a range of sizing options, like straight, petite, plus, and tall sizes. It’s also very easy to shop there as you can order online and utilize Kohl’s in-store and curbside pickup.

Right now you can get 20% off your Kohl’s order until 10/15 with code GET20!

Let me show you five super affordable pieces to create a versatile wardrobe that you can mix and match into tons of outfits!

SIZING: I’m 5’6” and usually S/M or 6 in clothes and 8.5 to 9 in shoes.

green cropped utility jacket + black and white striped top + black pull on jeans + white sneakers + gold necklace + gold earrings + cognac purseolive green cropped utility jacket + black and white striped tee + black pull on jeans + white sneakers + gold necklace + gold earrings + cognac purse olive green cropped utility jacket + black and white striped long sleeve tee + black pull on jeans + white sneakers + gold necklace + gold hoop earrings

1. Striped Tee
A striped tee is a must-have closet staple! It’s just as easy to wear as a plain tee, but the striped print adds so much more visual interest. It makes your outfit look more stylish without you having to put in any additional effort!

You’ll get tons of use out of this long sleeve striped tee throughout the fall and winter. You can wear it by itself or layer it under any jacket, cardigan, or vest. It’s only $9.59!! It comes in 18 colors and prints, HERE. See similar plus size options HERE and similar petite size options HERE. I wear size M for a looser and more relaxed fit.

Shop the Outfit:
Top: c/o Kohl’s (exact—wearing size M)
Jacket: c/o Kohl’s (exact—wearing size S)
Jeans: c/o Kohl’s (exact—wearing size 6)
Sneakers: Kohl’s (similar, similar)
Earrings: Kohl’s (similar)
Necklace: Kohl’s (similar)
Handbag: Kohl’s (similar)

 

green sweater + flare jeans + cognac boots + cognac purse + gold necklace + gold earrings green sweater + medium wash flare jeans + cognac boots + cognac purse + gold necklace + gold earrings

2. Dark or Medium Wash Jeans
I recommend having a pair of dark or medium wash jeans in your closet, in any cut you prefer. Opt for a pair that has a uniform wash for something that is more versatile and can be mixed and matched more effortlessly.

This season I’m LOVING flares, and these flares are awesome! I showed them in my recent blog post “Upgrade Your Style With Affordable Elevated Casual Tops,” and now that I’ve had them for a longer amount of time, I love them even more! The wash is a fantastic blue that makes outfits pop, and it is really easy to dress up and down. (I’ve paired these with slip-on sneakers and a sweatshirt, too!) Plus, they are comfortable! They are lightweight with a good amount of stretch and are easy to move around in but feel supportive at the same time. And, they’re ONLY $29.59!!! SO, SO GOOD!!! Find them HERE. I’m wearing size 6.

 

green textured sweater + medium wash flare jeans + cognac boots + cognac purse + gold initial necklace + gold earrings

3. Sweater
What is sweater weather without SWEATERS? You definitely need at least one in your closet! I recommend one that has some texture, like the sweater I’m wearing here, to provide visual interest and keep outfits from looking boring. This sweater is just $22.39 and comes in 7 colors and 2 prints, HERE! I’m wearing size S.

Shop the Outfit:
Sweater: c/o Kohl’s (exact—wearing size S)
Jeans: c/o Kohl’s (exact—wearing size 6)
Boots: Kohl’s (similar)
Earrings: Kohl’s (similar)
Necklace: Kohl’s (similar)
Handbag: Kohl’s (similar)

 

green sweater + black pull on jeans + black loafers + gray tote + gold earrings + gold necklace green sweater + black pull on jeans + black loafers + gray bag + gold hoop earrings + gold necklace

4. Black Jeans
Add a second pair of jeans in a wash or color that is distinct from the dark/medium wash pair, like a pair of black jeans.

These straight leg black jeans are a pull-on style, which means you don’t have to fuss with a button or zipper. Plus, it means the waistband lays flat against you and doesn’t add bulk at the midsection. These jeans are stretchy and comfy and only $19.99! Find them HERE. I wear size 6.

I paired the same green sweater from the previous outfit with the black jeans and loafers to create a totally different look thanks to the color and silhouette of the black jeans. See how well these pieces mix and match? 😊

BTW, these loafers are pretty comfortable and totally change the feel of outfits. They come in 5 colors, which you can check out HERE. I wear size 9.

Shop the Outfit:
Sweater: c/o Kohl’s (exact—wearing size S)
Jeans: c/o Kohl’s (exact—wearing size 6)
Shoes: c/o Kohl’s (exact—wearing size 9)
Earrings: Kohl’s (similar)
Necklace: Kohl’s (similar)
Bag: Kohl’s (similar)

 

olive green cropped utility jacket + black and white striped top + flare jeans + tan boots + gold earrings + gold necklaceolive green cropped utility jacket + black and white striped top + flare jeans + tan booties + gold hoop earrings + gold necklace olive green cropped utility jacket + black and white striped long sleeve top + flare jeans + tan booties + gold hoop earrings + gold necklace

5. Casual Jacket
Last but not least, a casual jacket! These are essential to fall style, and I LOVE this jacket! You may remember me gushing about it in a recent blog post or over here on Instagram.

This jacket is an alternative to a utility jacket. It is shorter than a utility jacket, and this length works well with the more voluminous silhouettes of jeans that are popular these days. Here I’m wearing it with flare jeans, and I wore it in the first outfit above with straight leg jeans. This jacket is lightweight and comfortablevery easy to wear! It’s available in olive green, tan, and a washed black. Check out all the colors HERE. I wear size S.

(NOTE: I tried the washed black version and noticed it was much heavier than the olive green and tan versions.)

This whole outfit utilizes a classic formula of a striped tee + jeans + utility jacket but is done with modern silhouettes using the flares and shorter jacket. It’s fun to play with silhouettes!

Shop the Outfit:
Top: c/o Kohl’s (exact—wearing size M)
Jacket: c/o Kohl’s (exact—wearing size S)
Jeans: c/o Kohl’s (exact—wearing size 6)
Boots: Kohl’s (similar)
Earrings: Kohl’s (similar)
Necklace: Kohl’s (similar)

There you go! Five mix and match pieces to create a versatile wardrobe for less—much less! Add these to your wardrobe and you will get tons of use out of them and be able to create lots of outfits with less effort!

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